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Windows 7: Locked out of my laptop


01 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Locked out of my laptop

Hey guys, new to this forum and Im in a pickle

I have managed to forget my windows 7 password, when I logon it just says my user account name, no admin account option is there.....is there anyway to get the admin account active without having to log on?

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01 Jan 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razzle1980 View Post
Hey guys, new to this forum and Im in a pickle

I have managed to forget my windows 7 password, when I logon it just says my user account name, no admin account option is there.....is there anyway to get the admin account active without having to log on?
try safe boot (f8) if good type cmd in search>right click run as admin< net user administrator /active:yes
it that doesnt., boot from win 7 dvd and use shift f10 to get to a cmd prompt. then type net user administrator /active:yes
if that doesnt work let us know


Ken J+
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01 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Just tried safe mode, but it still asks me to enter the user password. As for the win 7 dvd, my laptop came preloaded with win 7
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01 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I dont have a taskbar.....im stuck at the login screen.
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01 Jan 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razzle1980 View Post
I dont have a taskbar.....im stuck at the login screen.
Hi

Reread zigzag3143 post.
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01 Jan 2010   #6

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

maybe try some of these i reckon without access to windows the first one is your best bet
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01 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

i still dont get it....sry ^^
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01 Jan 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razzle1980 View Post
Hey guys, new to this forum and Im in a pickle

I have managed to forget my windows 7 password, when I logon it just says my user account name, no admin account option is there.....is there anyway to get the admin account active without having to log on?
Just successfully helped another member activate the Default Administrator account here:

administrator problem

The other solution is to download software to edit NTFS passwords.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Cheers!
Robert
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01 Jan 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razzle1980 View Post
I dont have a taskbar.....im stuck at the login screen.
Hi

Reread zigzag3143 post.

Shut down, & reboot.


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01 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Live CD

I always use live boot CD's for this makes it pretty easy to edit or remove passwords


passwords only stop the novice!
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